matplotlib.axes.Axes.text#

Axes.text(x, y, s, fontdict=None, **kwargs)[source]#

Add text to the Axes.

Add the text s to the Axes at location x, y in data coordinates.

Parameters:
x, yfloat

The position to place the text. By default, this is in data coordinates. The coordinate system can be changed using the transform parameter.

sstr

The text.

fontdictdict, default: None

A dictionary to override the default text properties. If fontdict is None, the defaults are determined by rcParams.

Returns:
Text

The created Text instance.

Other Parameters:
**kwargsText properties.

Other miscellaneous text parameters.

Property

Description

agg_filter

a filter function, which takes a (m, n, 3) float array and a dpi value, and returns a (m, n, 3) array and two offsets from the bottom left corner of the image

alpha

scalar or None

animated

bool

backgroundcolor

color

bbox

dict with properties for patches.FancyBboxPatch

clip_box

unknown

clip_on

unknown

clip_path

unknown

color or c

color

figure

Figure

fontfamily or family

{FONTNAME, 'serif', 'sans-serif', 'cursive', 'fantasy', 'monospace'}

fontproperties or font or font_properties

font_manager.FontProperties or str or pathlib.Path

fontsize or size

float or {'xx-small', 'x-small', 'small', 'medium', 'large', 'x-large', 'xx-large'}

fontstretch or stretch

{a numeric value in range 0-1000, 'ultra-condensed', 'extra-condensed', 'condensed', 'semi-condensed', 'normal', 'semi-expanded', 'expanded', 'extra-expanded', 'ultra-expanded'}

fontstyle or style

{'normal', 'italic', 'oblique'}

fontvariant or variant

{'normal', 'small-caps'}

fontweight or weight

{a numeric value in range 0-1000, 'ultralight', 'light', 'normal', 'regular', 'book', 'medium', 'roman', 'semibold', 'demibold', 'demi', 'bold', 'heavy', 'extra bold', 'black'}

gid

str

horizontalalignment or ha

{'left', 'center', 'right'}

in_layout

bool

label

object

linespacing

float (multiple of font size)

math_fontfamily

str

mouseover

bool

multialignment or ma

{'left', 'right', 'center'}

parse_math

bool

path_effects

AbstractPathEffect

picker

None or bool or float or callable

position

(float, float)

rasterized

bool

rotation

float or {'vertical', 'horizontal'}

rotation_mode

{None, 'default', 'anchor'}

sketch_params

(scale: float, length: float, randomness: float)

snap

bool or None

text

object

transform

Transform

transform_rotates_text

bool

url

str

usetex

bool or None

verticalalignment or va

{'bottom', 'baseline', 'center', 'center_baseline', 'top'}

visible

bool

wrap

bool

x

float

y

float

zorder

float

Examples

Individual keyword arguments can be used to override any given parameter:

>>> text(x, y, s, fontsize=12)

The default transform specifies that text is in data coords, alternatively, you can specify text in axis coords ((0, 0) is lower-left and (1, 1) is upper-right). The example below places text in the center of the Axes:

>>> text(0.5, 0.5, 'matplotlib', horizontalalignment='center',
...      verticalalignment='center', transform=ax.transAxes)

You can put a rectangular box around the text instance (e.g., to set a background color) by using the keyword bbox. bbox is a dictionary of Rectangle properties. For example:

>>> text(x, y, s, bbox=dict(facecolor='red', alpha=0.5))

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